Omagh biker to tour Ireland’s 32 counties in one day

William Gately, left, getting ready to set off on his charity bike ride around Ireland. He is pictured with Ivan Gilmore, chairman, Care For Cancer, Rachel Gribben, Autism NI, and Christine Armour, Air Ambulance NI, these some of the charities that will benefit from his bike tour.

AN Omagh man will soon be embarking on a marathon motorbike tour across all of Ireland’s counties in the one day, in a valiant bid to raise money for four different charities – while keeping the memory of his best friend at the forefront of his mind.

William Gately has set himself the ‘32 County Motor Cycle Challenge’ this summer in aid of Care for Cancer, Autism NI, Air Ambulance and a brain tumour research charity in memory of his beloved friend who passed away just two years ago.


The event will take place on June 21 – the longest day of the year – with the ambitious challenge beginning at 4am, and finishing up at 8pm that night.

William, who is in his 50s, will set off bright and early from the Care For Cancer premises located in Campsie, Omagh.

“We are very pleased that William has thought of us when setting out this challenge,” said Ivan Gilmour, vice chairperson of Care For Cancer. “It is a privilege to be a part of it all.

“William is a really nice person. Very kind, motivated and enthusiastic about this challenge. All of us at Care For Cancer wish him well with this ambitious feat.”


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